Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory

Cambridge Medical Expedition to the Andes

This team carried out medical work in two villages and one small town (Have) on the Peruvian shore of Lake Titicaca, collecting the faeces of children up to eight years old to study intestinal parasites, relating this to socio-economic conditions. They established that prevalence of parasites is higher in rural than in urban areas. Two short treks were made to study altitude distribution of Satyridae (brown) butterflies of the group Pronophilini for the Natural History Museum.

July - August 1984
Sue Herring with Jan Stevenson, Chris Lloyd and Greg Clark

Other expeditions nearby